One of the tools of the Master Keys is the Seven Laws of Mind. Every day, before I say them out loud with ENTHUSIASM, I say, “I master the 7 Laws. I master the mechanism.” In truth, these laws are a powerful mechanism for living a blissful, happy, productive, and successful life! So why am I writing today about one of them, the Law of Forgiveness? This morning, in the infinitely loving way that God alone can do, He has brought to me the one area wherein I am “Forgiveness Challenged”.
We own a small mental health practice. Our specialty is trauma. The effects of trauma tear at the very fabric of one’s humanity. It is especially painful seeing them in little children. When we work with foster children, we work with highly traumatized children. A team is created to work together in the best interest of the child. This team consists of the foster parent(s), the foster care agency, the Department of Social Services, a Guardian Ad-Litem, and the therapist.
Unfortunately, there is one agency’s actions which consistently belie their responsibility, where children and families are deliberately harmed in order to meet their agenda. Two years ago, we chose to no longer work with this agency. .
This morning, my husband received a call from an absolutely fabulous, loving, kind, and caring, foster mother. [Yes, occasionally someone becomes a foster parent to help children, not just to collect a check.] She asked if we would consider working with a child who is about to be placed in her home. Taking on this child would also mean working with
the one agency whose actions predominantly harm and hurt children and families. As an aside, this agency also attempted, to no avail, to harm my husband and our business two years ago. I find myself roiled at the thought of working with them again, even though we are the only ones with the skills to help this child.
My husband said this is an opportunity for us to heal a breach. I said that vipers and scorpions are simply that, and that their nature is unchangeable. It’s how they are created to be, and those who take on those characteristics are just as toxic.
But those 7 laws…. The mantra ‘There can be no connection to God where anger or resentment, justified or not, exists’ has been running continuously through my mind. I am not amused.
The Forgiveness Dilemma.
No easy answers here, but I’ll be taking this to ‘the sit’ in the morning, and I am confident that I shall find resolution and clarity. Clarity is definitely a benefit achieved through mastering the tools in the MKMMA Experience! And when you master them, you master your life. There are Pay-It Forward scholarships waiting to be had in the 2015 Cohort which starts in September. Leave your name and email below and you’ll not only go to the front of the line, you’ll receive a tool that can change your life in 7 days.
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